Only player to ever represent Wisconsin on an id2 International Tour
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Santi Davila 1 of only 18 selected in the nation to attend id2 National International Tour
FC Wisconsin would like to congratulate Santi Davila on his selection to the id2 National International Tour. Only 18 players in the entire country were selected to this incredibly prestigious team to travel on an all-expenses paid trip to Spain to compete against the top clubs in the world.
The selection comes after FCW had 4 players this year selected to attend id2 camps in Arizona, North Carolina and Connecticut. Porter Provan, Vincent Bennage, Jack Corbett and Davila have all been selected and chosen to attend these prestigious camps through the year. Davila has been selected to multiple id2 camps and will represent the first player for the state of Wisconsin to be selected as one of eighteen players to be selected to the Id2 National Selection.
The id National Identification and Development Program provides an opportunity for the country’s elite youth soccer players to be identified and developed, and scouted for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs.
Conducted with the support of Nike, the id2 National Selection International Tour provides a multi-faceted experience on- and off-the-field that includes competing against top Spanish youth academy teams, watching professional games and playing at top-quality venues, in addition to the unique educational and cultural experiences that come with traveling internationally.
The tour is at no cost to players. US Club Soccer and Nike will fund the tour, including airfare, lodging and meals, and provide a comprehensive gear, training and competition package.
“This is a well-deserved honor for Santi. He has worked hard, stayed coachable and has continued to improve under the curriculum and guidance of Coach Steve Adlard, and Jimmy Jones. Our club prides itself on having multiple coaches around all players, and goalkeepers are no different. The work our coaches have put in and the extra work Santi has put in with multiple age groups is now getting the National Recognition he deserves” -- said Co-DOC Billy Solberg
This trip is the first time id2 national selections will be competing in the prestigious Mediterranean International Cup. This will be the fourth time id2 has taken players on a trip to Spain. Within this event Santi will compete against many of the La Liga based clubs top teams in Barcelona, Real Madrid, Athletic Bilbao, Sevilla FC and more. He will get to compete against Manchester City, Everton FC, AFC Ajax, Borussia Dortmund and PSV Eindhoven, among others.
“I’m honored to be selected to play with some of the best players in the country and even more honored to be able to represent my club at the international level. I wouldn’t be able to make it here without the help of my teammates and coaches who push me every day to work my hardest on the pitch and especially Coach Adlard who always pushes me to improve. I wouldn’t be offered this opportunity at any other club in the state and that’s why FC Wisconsin is the best club for player development. Thank you to all who have helped” said Davila.
“Santi has the build, the athleticism and focus to become a great goal keeper. This opportunity will advance his career. I think he will be very successful” said Coach Steve Adlard who is known nationally not only as a top coach in the country but one of the top goal keeper trainers.
The opportunity provided also provides a direct pathway in the U14 United States Youth National Team. By committing to the id2 selection, players also have to be available to attend the US Youth National Camp at the end of May.
“We couldn’t be more proud of Santi. He will represent the club well. He is the perfect example of a player who has trusted the process, trusted the club, and trusted the coaching. Added to that, he works hard, and has made huge progress the past 3 years. We wish him the best of luck and know he will represent the club and the state of Wisconsin extremely well – said Co-Doc Ben Shepherd.